Each year, Hit The Ice invites professional trainers and athletes, including NHL players, to meet with the boys and help them improve by sharing their knowledge of the game, their athletic expertise and their life experience. These encounters with pros and trainers are something that HTI players and viewers alike await with relish each year.
Francois Landreville started training NHL players 20 years ago as a skating specialist (power skating). With the years, he also specialized in hockey strenght and conditioning and his one a a few trainers that does both gym and on-ice specific trainings for professional hockey players. Over the years he's worked in Europe, USA and Canada doing on-ice training for National Teams programs and pro teams. Francois's also a sports analist on tv and radio and a rehab expert for NHL players.